Locum Urology Consultant
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
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We are recruiting for a Consultant in Urology who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards "great people, great place".
The Urology Service at St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, has an exciting opportunity to appoint two Urology Consultants. These posts will provide a comprehensive general urology outpatient, inpatient, diagnostic and day case surgery service for urology patients. Those who are skilled in the surgical management of BPH would be particularly welcomed.
We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.
We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.
Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.
Main duties of the job
Although the successful candidates will be employed by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and will spend the majority of their time working at St Mary's Hospital, in Newport, in discussion with QAH there are potential opportunities to undertake sub-specialty work at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Portsmouth, serving the local community and a total population of approximately 800,000 people. These appointments will focus on developing the urology service on the Isle of Wight and support our joint strategy across the Partnership.
The post holders will be expected to demonstrate excellent leadership skills with regard to individual performance, clinical teams, the Trust and when participating in national initiatives.
It is hoped that at least one of the two posts will be attractive to a clinical leader, willing to further the development of the acute partnership arrangements between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, bringing robust professional experience and skills.
Please be advised that the Job Description is currently pending Royal College Approval
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.
Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.
Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.
This post will provide a comprehensive general urology outpatient, inpatient and diagnostic and day case surgery service for urology patients. Those who are skilled in the surgical management of BPH would be particularly welcomed.
It is hoped that at least one of the two posts will be attractive to a clinical leader, willing to further the development of the partnership arrangements. Bringing robust professional experience and skills. This appointment will focus on developing the Urology service on the Isle of Wight and support our joint strategy across the Partnership.
The postholder will be expected to demonstrate excellent leadership skills with regard to individual performance, clinical teams, the Trust and when participating in national initiatives.
Although the successful candidates will be employed by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and will spend the majority of their time working at St Marys Hospital, in Newport, in discussion with QAH there are potential opportunities to undertake sub-specialty work at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Portsmouth, serving the local community and a total population of approximately 800,000 people.Key responsibilities & main duties
- To deliver high quality diagnostic, treatment and management of adult patients with urological disorders and diseases in line with clinical protocols. Proactively ensuring that all patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making, whilst ensuring our standard to deliver safe quality and performance are delivered and sustained.
- Ensure prompt attendance at agreed Direct Clinical Care Programmed Activities.
- Ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.
- Contribute to the team working within the department and promote a culture of collaborative working with colleagues across the Partnership to optimise patient safety.
- Ensure clinical guidelines and protocols are adhered to by junior medical staff and updated on a regular basis.
- Keep fully informed about best practice in the specialty/sub-specialty areas and ensure implications for practice changes are discussed with the Clinical Director.
- To role model good practice for infection control to all members of the multidisciplinary team.
Performance, continuous improvement & sustainability
- Assist in establishing and maintaining a high-quality environment for patients and staff, which delivers excellent care to patients and supports the achievement of all local and national access targets.
- Work with other clinical managers, senior, Executive and other colleagues across the joint service to agree consistent approaches and put in place agreed systems and processes to establish and monitor required standards of care, as defined by the Trust, Department of Health and Social Care, National Institute of Clinical Excellence, GIRFT and other relevant bodies (e.g. Royal Colleges).
- Promote and achieve cost improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Where necessary lead challenging but respectful conversations with departments and services where areas of improvement are required.
- Work with medical, nursing, and managerial colleagues to ensure high performance in the following areas:
- Clinical efficiency e.g., LOS reductions, reducing the number of follow ups, reducing cancelled operations and DNA rates.
- Quality of outcomes e.g., infection control targets, reducing re-admission rates.
- Financial management e.g., identification, implementation and achievement of cost improvement programmes and participating in efforts to ensure services are provided cost effectively e.g, monitoring and managing the drug budget to target, ensuring accuracy of clinical data for the team.
- Operational efficiency e.g., day-case rates, waiting list activity and demand management and emergency department response.
- Participate in the business planning and objective setting process for the Directorate and Trust where appropriate and team objective setting as part of the annual job planning cycle
- You will be required to co-operate with local clinical and operational managers as well as contributing to the efficient running of services. You will be expected to share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management within your supporting professional activities. Attendance and contribution to departmental and directorate meetings is encouraged.
- Ensure that adequate systems and procedures are in place to control and monitor leave for non-Consultant medical staff where required and ensure that there is appropriate cover within the clinical areas, including out of hours arrangements.
- Adhere to Trust / departmental guidelines on leave (ensuring prospective cover) including reporting absence.
- Participate in the recruitment of non-Consultant medical staff as delegated by the Clinical Director.
- Represent the Trust at appropriate clinical networks / other external clinical meetings, as delegated by the Clinical Director.
- Actively demonstrate behaviours in alignment with Trust vision and values and promote these as a role model and encourage others to do the same.
- Demonstrate compliance with Trust policies and procedures, duty of care to patients, Trust and professional codes of conduct (Good Medical Practice). Postholders should ensure that remain medically qualified and they maintain specialist registration with the General Medical Council, maintaining the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.
- Fulfil Royal College and CPD requirements. Keep up to date in areas of specialist interest to ensure fitness for practice.
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